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Christopher Shane Ethridge

Criminal defense Attorney at Hot Springs, AR

3.7   3 reviews

also known as Shane Ethridge

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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My name is Shane Ethridge. When I'm not practicing law I enjoy hunting, fishing, hanging out with my family, and watching the Razorbacks.  Ever since I started practice I have been a defense lawyer and have never entertained the idea of being a prosecutor because I want to represent people and not an overreaching State.  I also help people in family law, divorce, and custody situations because I enjoy helping people get through difficult times. The remainder of my practice focuses on accident cases and civil litigation. 


Ethridge Law Firm
524 Ouachita Avenue
Suite 2
Hot Springs, AR, 71901


3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by John | April 2, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledge of Arkansas Law.
I've had an opportunity to visit with Mr Ethridge on several occasions on several different legal issues. I find him well versed on all topics of law in the state of Arkansas.
Posted by Sarah | July 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Ethridge has proven to us a very busy man , yet has shown us that his clients are always on his mind and his job. At first we had our doubts as he is difficult to touch base. We've learned since that a good lawyer is busy and that we are not the only people he is helping. We literally had no conversation with him upon the pretrial. Once we arrived he had total control and knew exactly what was up . Seeing how we were able to finally gather the funds only a couple weeks before the pretrial and found him through high recommendation he knew exactly what to do and handled it well. We seen a man in control with absolutley no sign of lack of confidence. Facing 3 life sentences and being totally innocent we tend to be freaking out of the unknown. It's easy to ask why my attorney does not comfort me. The attorneys job is not to comfort it's to gather the facts and put them to work and Shane after the pretrial, gave us time to worry about us and let him worry about shedding light on the truth. His demeanor alone showed us that this man cares and we know that if he was not able to get this done nobody could. It's a relief to have found a lawyer that's not a fast talking , silver tongue that only cares if the check clears. Thank you Mr. Ethridge.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2022
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No contact after multiple attempts
Court appointed attorney on my self defense case, been trying for over a month to have any kind of communication yet not a single attempt to return my calls with less than 2 weeks til trial.
Response from Christopher Ethridge August 30, 2023
Update: The charge was dismissed. Mr. Webb, as we talked about at your last court appearance I am fully versed in the facts of your case. And, more importantly, we don't have trial in two weeks. We have an omnibus hearing to make sure there are no issues before a trial gets set. It will show that on the pink sheet of paper you were given at your last court date. Please feel free to set an appointment to come in and discuss any issues that you might have before that date. And when this matter is fully resolved I hope you'll update your review of my services.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Ethridge Law Firm
  • 2009 - Present
  • Part Time Managing Public Defender
  • 18W Public Defender
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Deputy Part Time Public Defender
  • Public Defender 18W Judicial District
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Deputy Part Time Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office, 16th Judicial District
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. L.F.
  • Jury Trial, Not Guilty
  • State v. J.H.
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. G.W.
  • Jury Trial, Not Guilty


  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Arkansas Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer Coach Lake Hamilton High School
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Garland County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Racing for Justice- Hot Springs
  • Open Carry in Arkansas
  • 2016
  • AACDL Annual Meeting
  • Immigration Defense
  • 2013
  • Garland County Legal Support Staff Lunch
  • DWI Defense
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shane is a brilliant trial lawyer, with a reputation for being knowledgable, persistent, and fearless in the courtroom. He is always the attorney I recommend to anyone facing criminal charges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ethridge has a scientific approach to DWIs that other attorneys just haven't caught onto in the Hot Springs area. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Shane to be an outstanding attorney in our community. He zealously represents his clients and is a fine trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Shane. He and I opposed each other numerous times when I was a prosecutor. I always found his representation of clients to be competent and thorough. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of an attorney."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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Hot Springs Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Shane Ethridge
Christopher Shane Ethridge
Criminal defense Attorney
Hot Springs, AR
Licensed for 15 years
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